Faculty & Staff

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Elaine Scorpio
Chairperson & Associate Professor
Science Hall 319D

Syracuse University, Social Psychology

Dr. Scorpio is a social psychologist whose interests are focused on the impact of stereotyping and biases on social perception, judgment and decision making. She has studied the role of gender and racial biases on judgments in many different contexts. Of particular interest are the effects of gender stereotypes on perceptions of female leaders. Dr. Scorpio teaches Introductory Psychology and Research/ Statistics as well as courses in various areas of social psychology.

Nadia Ansary
Associate Professor
SCI 320E

Teachers College, Columbia University, Developmental Psychology.

Dr. Ansary teaches courses in research methods as well as introductory statistics, both within a developmental psychology framework. Her broad research interests lie in examination of risk and protective factors associated with adolescent adjustment. In particular, she is currently interested in religiosity as a buffering factor among vulnerable adolescent populations.

Headshot of Gary Brosvic
Professor of Psychology; Director, MA in Athletic Leadership Program
Science Hall 322E

American University; Biopsychology, Experimental Psychology Professor. Dr. Brosvic is an experimental psychologist specializing in the biological bases of sensation and animal learning.

Michael Carlin
Associate Professor
SCI 319A

Vanderbilt University, Developmental Psychology/Mental Retardation Research

Dr. Carlin specializes in the study of cognitive processing in those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. He teaches courses in Developmental Disabilities, Cognitive Disabilities, and Statistics. His research focuses on visual and cognitive processing in those with mental retardation. His current emphasis is in applying this basic research to the design of alternative and augmentative communication devices.

Mack Costello
Assistant Professor I
SCI 320A

Ph.D. Western Michigan University, Psychology
M.A. Western Michigan University, Psychology
B.S. University of Florida, Psychology
B.A. University of Florida, Classical Studies

Cara DiYanni
Associate Professor
SCI 320C

Boston University, Developmental Psychology

Cara DiYanni's research and teaching interests center around early childhood development, particularly cognitive development in the early preschool into the early elementary school years. Even more specifically, her interest is in how/when/why children do/do not imitate, what they understand (an don't understand) about other people, and their (mis)understandings about deception and trickery.

Chrystina Dolyniuk
Associate Professor
Science Hall 322C

Academic Background

  • Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship &
    Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities [LEND] Training at Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities
    University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York
  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology/ Developmental Psychology
    University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • M.A., Special Education/ Educational Therapy
    California State University, Northridge, CA
Stephanie Golski
Associate Professor
Science Hall 321D

Johns Hopkins University, Behavioral Neuroscience

Dr. Golski has a special interest in neural plasticity - the neurobiological basis of learning and memory and the means by which these processes are altered by development, drugs, hormonal variations, expectations and neuropsychological disorders.

Cathy Haught Tromp
Associate Professor
Science Hall 319C


Born and raised in Romania, I first came to the US by myself as a 15-year old foreign exchange student, an adventure that continues to this day. I discovered Psychology at Queens University, where I received my BA summa cum laude in three years. At age 22, armed with nothing but love for my field, I started graduate school at Princeton, where I got my PhD in four short but transformative years. I was thrilled to receive a teaching award and departmental nomination for a NY Academy of Sciences research prize.

Wendy Heath
SCI 321C

University of Texas at Arlington; Experimental/Cognitive Psychology/Social Psychology/Psychology and Law

Dr. Heath is interested in topics in psychology and law such as eyewitness memory and juror decision-making.

I received my bachelors degree in psychology from Boston University (1983) and my masters (1987) and doctorate (1992) in Experimental Psychology from The University of Texas at Arlington (Major: Cognitive Psychology; Minor: Social Psychology).

Headshot of Robert Isenhower
Assistant Professor I
Science Hall 320A
Anne Law
Special Assistant to the Provost
Moore Library, Suite 120

Univ. of New Hampshire; Child Development

Dr. Law is the department specialist in child development. She teaches Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Women, Psychology of Gender, Psychology of the Family and Advanced Developmental Psychology. She is chairperson of the Department.

Headshot of Frances Perrin-English
Program Coordinator
Science Hall 322A

I am a behavior analyst and the coordinator for the Master’s in Applied Psychology (MAP), Applied Behavior Analyst Concentration program. I teach Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis, Principles of Learning, and Observational Methods and Functional Assessment for the MAP program.

I earned a B.S. in psychology from Stockton College in NJ in 1993, a M.S.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Temple University in 2002, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Temple University in 2009. I have been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2002.

Headshot of John Suler
Science Hall 320D

Dr. Suler is the department specialist in psychotherapy and psychopathology. He has published widely on topics related to eastern philosophy, psychotherapy, and cyberspace, including the book “Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Eastern Thought” and his groundbreaking work “The Psychology of Cyberspace”, one of the first and most widely cited online hypertext books. His lifelong passion for photography and the role of images in identity expression has led him to develop “Photographic Psychology” as a way to study how people create, share, and react to images.

Alison Thomas-Cottingham
Associate Professor
SCI 322D

Binghamton University, Clinical Psychology

Dr. Thomas-Cottingham is a specialist in research on HIV prevention. She teaches behavior modification, abnormal psychology, and statistics and research design. She is co-advisor to Psi Chi and the Psychology Club.